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man am I a moron. came back to the office to do some quick late night server maintenance and cut the driveway a bit short and popped the curb.

sssssssssss...

knew that sound wasn't good :rant

so here I am in west oakland with a 19" flat.

guess i'll just have to tow to the dealership and deal with it tomorrow? I really don't want to leave the SSR sitting here all night, not the best neighborhood.

:rant :rant :rant

so pissed at myself right now
 

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That sucks.....I think you can call the GM road service they will come out with a new tire if yours can't be fixed....
 

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ok i've calmed down :) Thanks David.

I talked to roadside assistance and they're on their way with a tow.
 

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DavidN said:
That sucks.....I think you can call the GM road service they will come out with a new tire if yours can't be fixed....
Don't count on anyone bringing out a new tire for replacement. The road service is farmed out to local towing companies just to bring the truck to the nearest dealer. My dealer doesn't have a machine that will remove either tire from the rim. So when my 20" rear had a sidewall slit, a local independant tire store, reccommended by the dealer, ordered the tire, from Indiana, and put me back on the road in three days. All for a tire.
The best part of the situation came about when Chevy reimbursed me the $240 for the tire, and balancing, because I had less than 6k miles on the odometer.

P/P

Peace :flag
 

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yeah i had quite an ordeal finding a place to do my 19" m3 tire. it was unbelievable. and don't even ask how much the bmw dealership wanted for the tire and the labor.

hopefully Goode in alameda can handle the swap, otherwise it's going to be a long couple of days...
 

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hopefully Good Chevy will come through in the morning - thanks again and GOODNIGHT! :)
 

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This happened to me...

Pesos, I see you are in Berzerkley :) Being in the SF Bay Area, You shouldn't have to wait 3 days like purple penlope. There are warehouses that deliver daily to the area tire shops. If you call in early enough, you'll get same day service.

Happened to me in Livermore and America's Tire was able to get me going same day. The tow dropped us off, I went back to work and later picked the SSR up before closing.

Roadside Assiatance was been very helpful to me. The other time, when it was too late to get to a dealer, they looked up a tire shop that was still open and directed the tow there.
 

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pesos said:
man am I a moron.

so pissed at myself right now
pesos,

My wife did the same thing with our BRAND NEW Turbo New Beetle with Boyd Coddington wheels and Michelin tires. The worst thing about it was there was nobody to blame but herself! She HATES to admit that it was her fault, but she finally accepted it.

$200 to fix the wheel and $229 for the tire and she was back in business.

I'm telling you this story, because it was much easier for her to accept the NEXT time she did it 2 months later! (Yep, and as a husband I remind her of it often! HA!)

Just suck it up and write it off to a learning experience, take wider turns from now on and you'll be able to sleep better at night!

We're in your corner..............
 

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Shop AHEAD...

Buffy said:
$229 for the tire
WOW - thats a bunch of cash for a VW tire. I highly suggest Tire Rack. I made it a point to get a front and a rear tire for standby. (I HATE to be at the tire repair shop and HAVE to buy at THEIR price...) It's real nice to tell the tire shop that I have my own tire - IF they need it...

Current tire rack prices for the SSR - OEM Goodyears:

Goodyear Eagle RS-A
(High Performance All-Season)
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Front: 255/45HR19
Serv. Desc: 100H
Price: $139 Special
Estimated Availability: In Stock
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Rear: 295/40HR20
Serv. Desc: 106H
Price: $156 Special
Estimated Availability: In Stock

(I did purchase a rear for only $135 during a special a month or so ago - but I have NOT seen the rear for more than $156...)

I have since purchased a full set of OEM wheels (painted alum Speedlines) and have new rubber on all - JUST in case...
 

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kwhopper89.

I agree $229 is a bit much, but when your BRAND NEW baby is sitting there without shoes on, you'll do anything to get it back on the road!

Lesson learned..........
 

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I saw an auction on Ebay for 1 front and 1 back tire and wheel. Maybe we should have an extra at home, and if we aren't local we can have it overnighted to those places that don't have one. Overnight from home or from other dealer either way you are waiting.
 
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